700 Dead Africans

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jameson

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In all this i also sense a lack of contentment, some of these people can earn some meager wages back at home and manage to survive, but they don't want that, they want the high life promised by going abroad and are willing to take the risk.Likewise to hawa watu huenda middle east, kenya iko kazi if you're willing to take what comes your way and ready to work hard, but some just don't want that, they want the high life.
 
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Owuadn

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Elsewhere I read of a Bangladeshi survivor from that tragedy so I wouldn't say they were all Africans.
It's sad that people have so little value for their lives.
 

WuTang

Village Chief
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Elsewhere I read of a Bangladeshi survivor from that tragedy so I wouldn't say they were all Africans.
It's sad that people have so little value for their lives.
Very true. Some of the people who use Libya to cross the Mediterranean come from Syria and Iraq due to the effects of ISIS and war.
 
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the black man once again proving that the destiny of his life apart from God is controlled by the white man. Just one of the many reasons that requires us to elevate our black people to avoid this embarrassment of chasing after our enslavers
 

mariachi

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this one is complicated. guys like Zinedine Zidane, Nasri, Bacary Sagna and many others are descendants of Africans who fled the continent. sometimes it is not about the guy in the boat but rather the next generations. this is not to say that Africans who remained did not make it big- we have the Toures, Song and many others. and that's just the football sector. to put it simply, europe offers better chances for talent and intelligence that Africans possess than Africa itself. and that is a tragedy
 

WuTang

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this one is complicated. guys like Zinedine Zidane, Nasri, Bacary Sagna and many others are descendants of Africans who fled the continent. sometimes it is not about the guy in the boat but rather the next generations. this is not to say that Africans who remained did not make it big- we have the Toures, Song and many others. and that's just the football sector. to put it simply, europe offers better chances for talent and intelligence that Africans possess than Africa itself. and that is a tragedy
But their parents did not go to Europe using rafts because visa laws were not as strict as they are now. If a ship docked in most African ports offering people a chance to be slaves in Europe and N. America, many would board them willingly.
 
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Owuadn

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Where does personal responsibility end? This is not like when the misleading job agencies that recruit gals from rural Kenya for jobs in the Middle East only for the girls to realise they have been sold to slavery. In those cases I truly sympathise with the girls.
But when you're sneaking into another country illegally and going there by the most dangerous means possible, I find it hard to not blame you for your own demise. It's just like those who frequent brothels and catch something dangerous. It's nobody's fault but their own
 
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Luther12

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Where does personal responsibility end? This is not like when the misleading job agencies that recruit gals from rural Kenya for jobs in the Middle East only got the girls to realise they have been sold to slavery. In those cases I truly sympathise with the girls.
But when you're sneaking into another country illegally and going there by the most dangerous means possible, I find it hard to not blame you for your own demise. It's just like those who frequent brothels and catch something dangerous. It's nobody's fault but their own
Much as there are some genuine refugees from places like Syria and Livya, theres also an element of human trafficking in a majority of these cases.

In one of the exposés I've seen on int'l media, some of the traffickers will overload their human cargo in some rickety boats after picketing the money then simply push it out into the open sea where they're left to fend for themselves.
 
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Luther12

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Actually the majority are from west Africa. They cross the terrible Sahara only to die like cockroaches in the sea and they pay a lot of money for that ordeal.
They've mentioned countries as varied as Senegal, Mali, Ghana, Niger, Mauritania, Nigeria, Libya, Eritrea, Syria, etc.
 
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